Friday, May 6, 2016

Stitching Through The Rain Drops...

Wool Hexi's into Sweet Honeycomb - ThreeSheepStudio.com

"Oh Mister Sun.
Sun. Mister Golden Sun,
please shine down on me."

I used to sing this to my little ones all the time.

I've been looking for the sun.
It hasn't shone in... *forever* !
I'm about ready to build a boat !!

Rain drops make good stitching company,
but, really...
I'm beginning to run out of projects...
Okay, not really, but you get the picture !




Wool Hexi's into Sweet Honeycomb - ThreeSheepStudio.com

I've been cutting golden yellow hexi's
for my current project.




Wool Hexi's into Sweet Honeycomb - ThreeSheepStudio.com

I found when I simply blanket stitched around them,
they lost their "hexi" shape...
they became 'wonky' round shapes.  
So how do you keep the 'hexi' shape ??




Wool Hexi's into Sweet Honeycomb - ThreeSheepStudio.com
Wool Hexi's stitched with Valdani Perle Cotton

At each of the 6 Hexi points,
 you make a total of three stitches, each of the 
three blanket stitches shares the 'top entry point'.
Kind of like a triangle with a stitch down the middle.
(As shown in the above picture.)




Wool Hexi's into Sweet Honeycomb - ThreeSheepStudio.com

Nothing sweeter than perfect 
little honeycombs to chase away the rain !!

Stitching through the rain drops...
Rose


3 comments:

  1. I'm hoping your hexi honeycombs DO chase away this monsoon. Dang, you taught me a lesson about keeping crisp clean corners. THANKS!!!!!!!

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  2. Great solution! I used this technique back in my hardanger days. I've loved doing a blanket stitch for years, especially with perle cotton & it's pretty sheen. Those hexes are making a great honeycomb!! Your raindrops have moved south to me so I will have to stitch through the raindrops this week....darn!

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  3. That looks so pretty. I like the way that turned out. I thought I would tell you, I made it to the deer finally. :)

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Rose